The NAGGW Youth Volunteers program is aimed at increasing the level of advocacy and accelerating income-generating activities, especially among the women and youth in the Great Green Wall Frontline communities in the 11 frontline states (Borno, Yobe, Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto, Kebbi, Bauchi, Gombe, Adamawa). The NAGGW Youth Volunteers program intends to unlock, harness, and coordinate the vast potentials of the youth energy in the region into opportunities for achieving holistic nature-based solutions development and realization of the Great Green Wall vision in Nigeria.
The Program targets to create an amicable networking space for youths in different States and communities to be engaged in raising awareness, sensitization, and assume different responsibilities towards implementation of the vision of GGWI as well as enhance coherence in showcasing the Agency's activities and impact in the frontline communities
NAGGW will facilitate the implementation of the volunteers' activities with the provision of necessary resources to achieve set targets towards realising the Great Green Wall initiative and vision while capturing the essence of raising the livelihood index and alleviating poverty in targeted communities. Under the coordination of NAGGW, the youth volunteers will be engaged in different sets of tasks and roles meant to deliver actionable solutions in the Nigerian Drylands.
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The National Agency for the Great Green Wall (NAGGW) was established by Act of Parliament in 2015 to pursue the laudable vision of the African Union and its Heads of State and Governments when they adopted and launched the Great Green Wall in the Sahel and Sahara Initiative (GGWSSI). The GGWSSI involves a range of stakeholders including National Governments, International Organizations, the Private Sector and Civil Society who all work together under the coordination of Pan African Great Green Wall (PAGGW) to combat land degradation and improve the livelihoods of the affected communities. I... read more
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